Here Comes NaNoWriMo

As I am sure many writers know, National Novel Writing Month is upon us. For those who are not familiar with it, National Novel Writing Month is a worldwide event that takes place during the month of November that challenges creative minds to write 50,000 words in 30 days. There are several people I know who have reached their goal year after year; I am not one of those people.

I first started attempting this monstrous challenge back in 2013. I was doing good for the first day. I believe that I wrote a total of 1,600 words. After that work got in the way. I told myself that there was nothing I could do about it and let it go. Last year, I made the attempt again while stupidly working a full-time job, a part-time job, and freelancing. I had virtually no time to accomplish this feat, yet I managed to crank out a decent 3,200 words. I don’t know how I managed to double up from the previous year.

I figured that this year I may try again. However I am going to place my own spin on it. Instead of trying to write a novel, I am just going to write 50,000 words. Having the often hectic schedule I do, I will have to put down my foot to protect my writing time. Even though I have several freelance design projects on my plate, I am determined to get some writing time squeezed in. For me this challenge is more about starting a habit, its about getting myself to write again. Though like every writer, I hope to get something good scribbled down.

It may be wise for me to prepare some prompts or chapter ideas ahead of time so that I am not struggling at word 123 on Day 1. Maybe after having traveled to Las Vegas last week I may be compelled to work on my futuristic psychological thriller that takes place in the city of sin. We shall see.

Follow this link to sign yourself up for the challenge.

Sketch Forward my friends!